Category: Sports

Wolverines bow out of Class 2A state playoffs

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times East Webster clobbered 16 base hits in an easy, 17-0 playoff win over Ingomar last Saturday. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, that win was sandwiched between a pair of disappointing losses — two setbacks which…

Eagles see stellar season come to end

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress TImes After coming within one win of reaching the North State championship series, Eupora had its season come to a close last weekend with back-to-back losses. The Eagles opened their Class 2A North State semifinal…

Lady Wolverines fall in North State semis

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times East Webster’s softball team had its season come to a close early last week when the Lady Wolverines bowed out of the MHSAA Class 2A state playoffs. Playing against an upstart East Union team,…

East Webster’s Bryant finishes fifth in state track meet

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Only one competitor from Webster County made it to this year’s Mississippi High School Activities Association State Track Meet. But that one, sophomore Kadasha Bryant of East Webster, turned in a solid performance. Bryant…

Eupora, East Webster tennis standouts head to state

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Defending Class 1A-2A state champion Tupelo Christian eliminated both Eupora and East Webster in consecutive weeks in the MHSAA state tournament for teams. After Eupora fell 7-0 to TCPS in second-round playoff action the…

Eupora native Jones becomes a NY Jet

From Press & Staff Reports The New York Jets selected Eupora native Derrick Jones in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. The former Ole Miss cornerback was taken with the 20th pick of the round, just six…

Wolverines’ big arms on the diamond shut down Baldwyn

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times   East Webster’s second-round series in the MHSAA Class 2A state baseball playoffs quickly turned into a couple of pitching duels against a highly-touted Baldwyn team. And when the dust settled, the arms from…

Lady Wolverines cruise into third round of playoffs

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times   East Webster and Leland agreed to go ahead and play the first two games of their best-of-three playoff series last Tuesday. For Leland, that meant a quick end to its 2017 season. East…

East Webster’s Bryant qualifies for state meet

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress TImes   East Webster’s Kadasha Bryant finished third in the 200m dash at the MHSAA Class 2A North State Track and Field Meet held last Saturday at Winona High School. Bryant was the only competitor…

Eagles cruise into third round of playoffs

By Rocky HIgginbotham Webster Progress Times   Eupora’s baseball team made quick work of Mantachie in its second-round, best-of-three series in the MHSAA Class 2A state baseball playoffs. The Eagles pounded out 15 base hits in an 18-0 win last…